WE ARE A COALITION COMMITTED TO USING ART TO REIMAGINE JUSTICE

WE BELIEVE THAT ART CAN TRANSFORM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THAT TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A MORE JUST WORLD.

INFORM . INSPIRE . ACTION.

The purpose of REIMAGINE JUSTICE is to encourage people to think critically about our justice system and to learn how they could take action.

With a greater respect for the power of grassroots organizing and emerging technology, REIMAGINE JUSTICE connects artists and their audiences to existing campaigns to radically transform the justice system.

Through a series of cutting edge campaigns that includes short form videos, interactive events, and online engagement opportunities, REIMAGINE JUSTICE promotes a bold, new vision for justice in America.

FACTS

  • America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. And the prison system makes $74 billion in profit – equal to the GDP of 133 nations.
  • Incarceration rates have increased by 700% in the past 40 years despite falling crime rates.
  • 1 in 4 adults – 65 million people – now have a criminal record.
  • There are more African-Americans in prison or jail, on probation or on parole, than were enslaved in 1850.
  • If African Americans and Latinos were incarcerated at the same rates as Caucasians, today’s prison populations would decrease by 50%.
  • Women are the fastest growing group in the criminal justice system, 60% whom are released are re-arrested primarily for technical violations (rather than new crimes).

CAMPAIGNS

EDUCATE YOURSELF ON CAMPAIGNS THAT HAVE MADE AN IMPACT

  • Manifest Justice: Art for Social Action

    Communities around the United States and worldwide are filled with good people living in fear. Our city, state and federal ...
  • Artists for 47: Historic Criminal Justice Initiative

    Artists for 47 is a coalition of artists that helped raise awareness about the need for Californians to reform its ...
  • Al Harrington PSA: ‘Marijuana Healed My Grandmother’

    Former NBA player Al Harrington may have made a name for himself on the basketball court, but he’s now ...
  • Pusha T PSA: Supporting Prop. 64

    Pusha T filmed a PSA in support of California's Proposition 64, a proposed law that would legalize the recreational use ...
  • Artists for 64: Decriminalizing Drug Use Coalition of Artists Supporting Proposition 64

    Artists for 64 is a coalition of artists who have come together to support California’s Proposition 64, the Adult ...
  • History Of The War On Drugs Featuring Jay-Z & Molly Crabapple

    One person is arrested every 37 seconds for marijuana. As a direct result of the failed War on Drugs, almost ...

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